Ferguson, "We had to show the resolve of champions against a very determined Wigan side. This was a really tough hurdle but we got there with a fantastic second-half performance. We were determined, we never gave in, kept going and got a little bit of luck in the second half, but we were fantastic.
"We were the better side and I thought we should have had a penalty too but we weren't getting anything from the referee tonight but we've done it ourselves with a fantastic goal by Michael Carrick and a fantastic performance. We will aim to win against Arsenal now. I don't listen to the criticism they've had recently. We know what a good team they are."